The Master of Addiction Counseling in Psychology and Social Work program (MACP/MSW) is uniquely positioned to address the workforce gap that exists to treat co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. This joint degree program combines the Master in Addiction Counseling in Psychology (MACP) and the Master of Social Work (MSW), which are offered respectively by the Department of Psychology and the School of Social Work. Each degree accepts credits earned in the other degree. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have completed all educational requirements to become both a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and will be able to treat those suffering with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

The Advanced Standing Program is available only to those who have earned a B.S.W. from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and have earned that degree within the past seven years. The B.S.W. degree must be granted prior to the beginning of advanced standing classes. Applicants must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the entire B.S.W.

Effective Fall 2022

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
SOWK 500Principles and Philosophy of Social Work3
SOWK 511Small Systems Practice Skills3
SOWK 515Theoretical Foundations for Social Work3
SOWK 530Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice3
 Total Credits12
Spring
SOWK 520Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy3
SOWK 588Field Placement6
SOWK 592Integrative Foundation Field Seminar1
Trauma-Informed Care 
 Total Credits10
Second Year
Fall
PSY 612Introduction to Addiction Counseling3
PSY 675Ethics and Professional Psychology Practice3
PSY 724Motivational Interviewing3
PSY 726Neuropharmacology of Addiction3
SOWK 630Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals3
 Total Credits15
Spring
PSY 613Advanced Addiction Counseling3
PSY 775Diversity Issues in Counseling3
PSY 793Clinical Supervision of Addiction Counseling3
SOWK 631Advanced Community Practice3
SOWK 634Advanced Practice with Families and Groups3
 Total Credits15
Third Year
Fall
PSY 787 or SOWK 688Internship
Field Placement
9
SOWK 600Methods of Research3
SOWK 633Contemporary Issues in Social Welfare Policy3
 Total Credits15
Spring
PSY 710Advanced Addiction Treatments3
PSY 787 or SOWK 688Internship
Field Placement
9
SOWK 698Advanced Research and Social Work Capstone3
 Total Credits15
 Program Total Credits:82

A minimum of 82 credits are required to complete this program.  

1

Optional credits. Other SOWK courses may be chosen with approval of advisor.

Effective Fall 2022

Advanced Standing Program

This option is available only to those who have earned a B.S.W. from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and have earned that degree within the past seven years. The B.S.W. degree must be granted prior to the beginning of advanced standing classes. Applicants must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the entire B.S.W.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
PSY 612Introduction to Addiction Counseling3
PSY 675Ethics and Professional Psychology Practice3
PSY 724Motivational Interviewing3
SOWK 630Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals3
SOWK 633Contemporary Issues in Social Welfare Policy3
 Total Credits15
Spring
PSY 613Advanced Addiction Counseling3
PSY 775Diversity Issues in Counseling3
PSY 793Clinical Supervision of Addiction Counseling3
SOWK 631Advanced Community Practice3
SOWK 634Advanced Practice with Families and Groups3
 Total Credits15
Summer
SOWK 530Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice3
Trauma-Informed Care 
 Total Credits3
Second Year
Fall
PSY 726Neuropharmacology of Addiction3
PSY 787 or SOWK 688Internship
Field Placement
9
SOWK 600Methods of Research3
 Total Credits15
Spring
PSY 710Advanced Addiction Treatments3
PSY 787 or SOWK 688Internship
Field Placement
9
SOWK 698Advanced Research and Social Work Capstone3
 Total Credits15
 Program Total Credits:63

A minimum of 63 credits are required to complete this program.  

1

Optional credits. Other SOWK courses may be chosen with approval of advisor.